There have been three new cases of COVID-19 today. There have now been a total of 553 cases reported in South Australia.
Chief Public Health Officer Professor Nicola Spurrier has confirmed South Australia has reported three new COVID-19 cases, all in quarantine.
“We are not out of the woods yet,” stated Professor Spurrier.
“We are expecting to see the number of cases in South Australia rising over the next couple of days.”
Professor Spurrier commented this is due to the number of contacts and close contacts linked to the Parafield Cluster who are now in quarantine.
25 cases have now been linked to the Parafield Cluster, and one person has been discharged from hospital. There are currently 44 suspected COVID-19 cases, and almost 4,500 close contacts, or contacts of close contacts, are in quarantine.
South Australia’s current active COVID-19 case number sits at 37.
Today, changes to the restrictions in SA were also announced, with exercise outdoors with household contacts allowed, effective immediately.
From midnight Saturday night, lockdown will end, and a number of statewide restrictions will be lifted. More information is available here.
There are various health alerts currently in place for a number of other locations. More details and advice can be found at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/covidcontacttracing.
Parafield Cluster (as of 23:59, 19 November 2020)
New cases linked to cluster: 3
Total cases linked to cluster: 25
Suspected cases: 44
Cases in hospital: 2
Approximate number of contacts in quarantine: 4,500
Total new cases today: 3
Total number currently in hospital: 2
Total cases to date: 553
Recovered cases: 512
Tests carried out yesterday: 14,459
Total tests to date: 631,458
Active cases: 37
Overseas acquired: 11
Close contact: 25
Locally acquired (contact unknown): 0
Interstate acquired: 1
Under investigation (in quarantine): 0
All South Australians who have symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, are asked to come forward to get tested as soon as symptoms appear.
People experiencing any of the following symptoms should be tested for COVID-19:
• Fever or chills (in the absence of an alternative illness that explains these symptoms)
• An acute respiratory infection e.g. symptoms of cough, sore throat, runny nose, or shortness of breath
• Loss of smell or alteration in the sense of taste
Call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787, or go to www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019, for more information.
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- Health Officials say SA to return to pre-Parafield Cluster restrictions in one weekState officials expect that by early December, SA should return to its pre-Parafield cluster restrictions.
- SA Police update on Task Force ProtectPolice have seized mobile phones, a laptop, and a hard drive, all directly related to the person of interest who is in quarantine.
- One new COVID-19 case linked to SA Parafield Cluster, still no community transmissionChief Public Health Officer Professor Nicola Spurrier said if there has been community transmission, it will be seen this week, but stated she is “quietly confident.”